Posts Tagged by Xerxes
|September 24, 2018||Filled under Featured, History||
The Greeks had prepared themselves for the Persian invasion by forming the Hellenic League. Sparta and Athens took a leading role in joining together 70 of the 700 city-states, many of which were still technically at war with each other. They were planning to stop the Persians that came by land at the narrow pass of Thermopylae. To prevent the Persians bypassing Thermopylae by sea, the Athenian and Allied navies planned to block the straits of Artemision. In the 5th century BCE, the trireme was the largest and most powerful battle ship. Read more…
|January 22, 2018||Filled under Featured, Visiting Scholars||
On January 25 at 11:00 a.m. EST, Kosmos Society will welcome back Dr Maria G. Xanthou, University of Leeds, to CHS Online Open House for a discussion on Xerxes’ desire of Thessalian heights and Tempe gorge. In preparation you can read the focus passages from Herodotus and other texts.